CPI will try to bring anti-superstition legislation in Parliament

Last Updated: Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 23:33

Mumbai: Communist Party of India (CPI) would try to bring in a legislation in Parliament seeking to bar superstitious practises, along the lines of the ordinance promulgated recently by Maharashtra government.

"We welcome the ordinance brought in by Maharashtra government. CPI will also try to bring the similar kind of law at national level in Parliament," CPI leader D Raja said.

He was speaking at a meeting organised here to pay homage to Dabholkar who was shot dead in Pune last month.

Raja said Dabholkar would have been alive had the government enacted the law earlier.

Taking cognisance of the massive outpouring of public grief and anger over Dabholkar`s killing on August 20, Maharashtra government on August 21 decided to promulgate an ordinance for enacting a bill against black magic, blind faith and superstition, for which the activist waged a long battle.

State governor K Sankaranarayanan subsequently signed the ordinance.
Dabholkar was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Omkareshwar bridge when he had gone for a morning walk.

"We hope chief minister Prithviraj Chavan shows determination in getting the bill passed in state Legislature," Raja said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 23:32

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